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Alexander Teves Obituary

Alexander  C. Teves (Candle image via Flickr Creative Commons/hanspoldoja)
Whether he was running through obstacle courses at a Tough Mudder competition or interning at a school for students with special needs, Alexander C. Teves saw life as an adventure.

"Alex will be remembered as an intelligent young man with a passion for living life to the fullest," said Mary Gomez, a counseling psychology professor at the University of Denver and one of Teves' graduate advisors.

Gomez said Teves was a compassionate, positive person.

"His top priority was his relationships. His loyalty is admirable and he always put his friends first," Gomez said.

The 24-year-old Phoenix native earned a master's degree in counseling psychology in June.

He was a lovable person who made friends quickly and had a lot of them, said his grandfather, Carlo Iacovelli of Barnegat, N.J.

As a boy, Teves moved from New Jersey to Phoenix with his parents. Iacovelli and his wife wintered there and spent a lot of time with him.

"He was what you might call an ideal grandson," Iacovelli said. "He was a fun guy. He loved to eat."

Teves was planning to become a psychiatrist, his grandfather said.

"He had a lot to look forward to," Iacovelli said.

Teves was killed Friday, July 20, 2012 in the shootings at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater.


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